A Split in Fleetwood Mac


Fleetwood Mac singers Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie have decided to go their own way.

Nicks’ manager said Wednesday that she will stop touring with the 23-year-old rock band at the end of its current tour. McVie announced plans to quit the group altogether. The lineup’s final concert is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles in late December.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Sept. 17, 1990 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Monday September 17, 1990 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 7 Column 1 Entertainment Desk 2 inches; 40 words Type of Material: Correction
Not leaving--Singer Christine McVie is not quitting Fleetwood Mac as reported in Thursday’s Calendar. According to the band’s publicist, Mitchell Schneider, McVie intends to continue recording with Fleetwood Mac, but plans to stop touring with the group at the end of its current tour.

Nicks, a Mac member since 1975, and McVie, who joined the band four years earlier, are exiting the group to pursue solo careers. Drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie, the founding members, will continue playing with guitarists Billy Burnette and Rick Vito. No replacements for the singers have been announced.


The separation, which was first discussed only two weeks ago, will be an amicable one, according to Fleetwood Mac’s publicist Mitchell Schneider.

“The band had a series of very heartfelt conversations regarding the split-up,” Schneider said. “Everybody is working together.”